Cascadia Conservation District
Serving Chelan County

Farmer Resource Workshop - Jan 29th, 2020 - 9am- 12pm - at Sleeping Lady Resort

For more info: Farmer Workshop Flyer -pdf

Cascadia is now providing free assistance to farmers in Chelan County to become Salmon-Safe certified. The Salmon-Safe certification recognizes farms that use water efficiently, practice integrated pest management, and protect stream habitat. 

The Salmon-Safe ecolabel was created in the late 1990s to translate consumer concerns for salmon into support for farmers who do right by their natural resources and fish. The certification benefits fish and farmers, and it helps protect surface water. Farms that meet the peer-reviewed standards have their products recognized on the market as certified Salmon-Safe. This makes their natural resource stewardship easily visible to customers, restaurants, and grocery stores eager to support such efforts. Certified products can range from eggs to apples to hard-cider. 

Locally, threatened and endangered bull trout, steelhead and Chinook salmon will benefit from the suite of environmental practices that Salmon-Safe farms are using to protect their habitat. Additionally, all residents benefit from clean surface water, which is used as a drinking water source in many areas. 

If you are an interested consumer looking for the Salmon-Safe label on your product (wine, food, cider etc.) visit https://salmonsafe.org/buy-salmon-safe/ for a list of certified producers. 

If you have a local farm, orchard, vineyard, or cider operation and are interested in the benefits of becoming Salmon-Safe certified, contact MarySutton Carruthers at 509-436-1601 or marysuttonc@cascadiacd.org